June 2016 For Your Information: Industry news and updates
On April 9, in Atlanta, the IICRC held its semi-annual Certification Council meeting with more than 60 school administrators, instructors and allied affiliates in attendance. In addition to reports by IICRC Committee Chairs and leadership, the Certification Council was addressed by Lew Migliore, president of LGM and Associates, on the current state of carpet manufacturing for carpet inspectors and cleaners.
John North, president of Moisture Mapper International Inc., presented current information on the insurance industry and its impact on fire and water damage restoration and mitigation schools and instructors.
The well-attended and well-received Certification Council meeting highlighted the effort by Chairman Pete Duncanson and the IICRC board of directors to confirm their commitment to open communication and transparency with all industry constituents.
WFCA relocates to Dalton, GA
DALTON, GA — The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) announced it would move its headquarters from Anaheim, CA, to Dalton.
WFCA CEO Scott Humphrey unveiled the move, explaining it was made early in 2016 during a group meeting of the World Floor Covering Association Executive and Finance Committees in a unanimous vote.
The organization will now be headquartered at 855 Abutment Road, Suite 1, Dalton, GA, and it can be contacted at (706)217-1183.
NWFA announces new board of directors
CHARLOTTE, NC — The National Wood Floor Association (NWFA) recently released information on its 2016 board of directors.
Directors for 2016 are John Namba (new), Dan Natkin (new), Kevin Murphy (returning) and John Wooten (returning).
Craig Dupra will return as secretary, and new officers are Tommy Maxwell, chairman, Chris Zizza, vice chairman, Julie Russell, treasurer, and Jeff Fairbanks, immediate past chairman.
One-year, ex-officio members are Steve Brattin, Mitchell Brown, Jim Gould, Lenny Hall, Kirk Roberts and Jon Smith.
Continuing terms as board of director members are Brenda Cashion and Scott Sandlin.
Las Vegas — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recently named Mary Trotta the new IICRC executive assistant to the IICRC president and the director of standards, as well as other IICRC executives.
“I look forward to working closely with IICRC leadership to help bring more value to industry stakeholders,” Trotta said.
During more than 16 years in customer service and as an executive assistant, Trotta has gained valuable experience with various start-ups and Primedia.
“Trotta brings a wealth of executive support and customer service experience to the IICRC,” President Richard Greene said. “She will take the lead on numerous administrative projects that will allow IICRC leadership to spend more time serving the diverse needs of IICRC constituents.”